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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts - new compromise proposal

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:13:12 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <p06240809c53fcfb76d4b@[]>

At 0:06  +0000 12/11/08, Ian Hickson wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Nov 2008, Dave Singer wrote:
>>  > >
>>  > > On the 'serving' side, we are looking for an indication in the font
>>  > > that shows whether it's freely usable or not.
>>  >
>>  > It's unclear that we should be looking for this, unless knowing this
>>  > solves a user or Web developer problem. Does it?
>>  I think it's that we have to admit that both restricted-use and free
>>  fonts may exist, and those making restricted-use fonts want there to be
>>  some indications and support for the restrictions
>I agree that this is the case.
>My question is, why do we care? We should be caring about the needs of the
>users and Web developers above all else. And it doesn't seem to me that
>there is a problem faced by these constituencies that is solved by making
>the technology work less well for those constituencies.

I *think* the argument is that it makes things better for web 
designers and users, because if there is some handling of 
restricted-use fonts with which the font foundries are comfortable, 
they'll allow web use of their commercial fonts by said designers and 
for said users, which is desirable.  I think.
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:14:25 UTC

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